Training Opportunity Significant Changes to the California Building Code, 2013 edition
November 5 or November 6, 2013
Training on the Significant Changes to the 2013 California Building Code jointly offered by the City of San Diego
and the San Diego Area Chapter of ICC to City of San Diego staff and members of the SD Area chapter as well
as members of the local design, construction and inspection community. The one day class is offered on two
consecutive days and is taught by professional trainers from ICC and is based on the soon to be adopted 2013
CBC. 0.6 Continuing Education Units are provided by ICC and AIA after completing the class.
Registration must be received by Noon October 25, 2013. Seating is
limited & priority given to City of SD and ICC chapter members.

Presented by: Doug Thornburg, International Code Council
Date: Tuesday November 5 or Wednesday November 6, 2013
Time: Registration 8:00 a.m. Training time 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: City of San Diego Development Services, 2nd floor training room
9601 Ridgehaven Court, San Diego, CA 92123 (858) 492-5070
Cost: $100 per person SD Area Chapter ICC Members & Jurisdiction
$120.00 per person for non-members
Lunch will be provided
1 Day (ICC CEU Credit: 0.6)

The purpose of Significant Changes to the California Building Code 2013 Edition is to familiarize
building officials, fire officials, plans examiners, inspectors, design professionals, contractors, and
others in the construction industry with many of the important changes in the 2013 California Building
Code (CBC).


Upon completion, participants will be better able to:
- Identify the most significant differences between the 2010 CBC and the 2013 CBC.
- Explain the differences between the current and previous edition.
- Identify key changes in organization and code requirements.
- Identify the applicability of design, plan review and inspection requirements

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I can present that training right here, right now, for free.


The 2013 CBC requirement s for accessibility to public building, public accommodations, commercial buildings and public housing:


 It’s the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design (ADASAD) which by now we should all be familiar, with an 11B in front of the ADASAD section numbering. Of course it does include your typical California meddling.


Class assignment: for the next six hours read the 2013 CBC Chapter 11B and highlight the California “muck-ups”. (Hint: they’re in italics)


License Renewal Credit: 6 hours

ICC CEU Credit: 0.6 units

Certificate provided upon request.


Pssst – this can be done in about an hour but I want you to get your money’s worth.

Ooops! How forgetful of me. Your final exam:

Find twenty questions from this Discussion Board Topic and answer them as they would apply to the 2013 CBC. Support your answers with applicable code sections.


Works for me.  LOL


I happened to be at a DSA office yesterday and was told that one 'big' change for the 2013 CBC is that the '90-degree corner' of a loading zone for an angled parking space now is not allowed to be in the traffic lane [vehicular way].  I see it in 11B -502.3.4 [That isn't a CBC change, the CBC loading zone must be rectangular adjacent to each space, and not angled at the drive or curb for the full 19-ft length of the space, which is in writing in the ADS.]  CBC has the angled loading zones shown in figures 11B-502.2(b) and 11B-502.3(b) but they are not in the ADAS, so I think those should be italicized.  I don't have the 2012 IBC handy to check it.


At least the parking bumpers are finally gone.


It's unfortunate if an existing parking lot will have to eliminate a row of parking beyond the accessible spaces to provide for that triangular loading area that no vehicle in existence has access to or from.  I suppose the width of the vehicular way may vary to compensate.  This alone could add another hour to a backcheck review at DSA for 'discussion'.

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